My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe

When the holidays draw near, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s all the delicious food being made in the kitchen to be served to my loved ones. The dessert table is always the main attraction. I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to hack our favorite holiday recipes, and this year I’ve hacked my own favorite dessert – Tres Leches. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe is going to be a sure fire hit at any dessert table this holiday season. It’s fun and easy, and the kids can help too!

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Holiday Hack Recipes and Family Holiday Traditions

Also known as the pan tres leches or three milks bread is basically a cake soaked in three kinds of milk. Recipes vary and some call for a sponge cake, others a butter cake. Also the milks used can also vary, but always contains sweet condensed milk. Recipes for the Tres Leches cake first appeared on the Nestlé Le Lechera condensed milk can labels in the 1940s and is very popular throughout Latin America. You can find the Tres Leches cake on just about any menu at a Latin restaurant. Most recipes call for evaporated milk, sweet condensed milk and heavy cream. I like to use coconut milk in place of the heavy cream for added flavor. The one ingredient I never tinker with is the La Lechera Sweet Condensed Milk – a real Tres Leches cake just can’t be made without it!

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe

The girls love strawberries, and they love cupcakes, so I decided to hack this holiday favorite and whip up this batch of delicious Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe to share with you too! It’s super easy and takes practically no time at all. My go to for recipes that call for sugar and milk is the NESTLÉ® La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk. The 14 oz. can is just the right size for most recipes, including a few licks of the spoon while prepping. Here’s what you’ll need to bring a new tradition int your kitchen with your children that is guaranteed to create unforgettable bonding moments.

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Ingredients (all can be found at Walmart)

– 1 box (15.25 ounces) white cake mix
– 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
– 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
– 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
– 1/2 cup coconut milk
– Whipped Cream in a bottle or Icing in a bottle
– Sliced strawberries for garnish
– Silver sprinkles
– Coconut flakes

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Finding La Lechera at Walmart was as easy as finding the baking aisle. Everything I needed was all in one place, making my life easier with just once stop. I always grab an extra can of La Lechera Sweet Condensed Milk to keep stocked in the cabinet. There are many items I tend to buy under the store label, but not when it comes to my sweet condensed milk because I know that La Lechera always provides consistent quality. Competitively priced at Walmart at just $1.47-$1.58 (depending on location), there are so many uses for it around the kitchen. Did you know that Dulce de Leche comes from cooking Sweet Condensed Milk? Learn more about La Lechera Sweetened condensed milk  and get inspired by other La Lechera recipes.

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Instructions

– Cupcakes – prepare as instructed on the box, then fold in chopped strawberries
– Cool for 5 minutes before using a wooden skewer to poke holes into the cupcakes
– In the meantime, prepare your Tres Leches sauce
– Sauce – combine La Lechera Sweet Condensed Milk, evaporated milk and coconut milk into a large bowl and stir
– Spoon sauce over each cupcake, top with whipped topping or icing.
– Garnish with strawberries, sprinkles and coconut flakes
– Drizzle excess sauce lightly over each strawberry.

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Just one cupcake can satisfy any sweet craving. For the little ones, you can even turn this easy recipe into 48 mini cupcakes to send to school for the entire class to enjoy! Send copies of the Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe too.

This holiday season don’t forget to stop by Walmart to purchase La Lechera sweet condensed milk for your holiday recipes! Be sure to share your favorite holiday recipes and sweet hacks, along with my Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes recipe using #unidosconlalechera or #unidoslalechera on social media.

My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!

Tres Leches is a favorite holiday dessert in our home. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes
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My favorite dessert ever is the Tres Leches cake. I love creating sweet treat hacks. This Strawberry Tres Leches Cupcakes Recipe will make you drool!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box (15.25 ounces) white cake mix
  2. 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  3. 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  4. 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  5. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  6. Whipped Cream in a bottle or Icing in a bottle
  7. Sliced strawberries for garnish
  8. Silver sprinkles
  9. Coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line cupcake tins with 24 paper liners.
  2. PREPARE cake mix according to package directions using egg whites; fold in chopped strawberries. Spoon into paper liners, filling 2/3 full.
  3. BAKE for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  4. POKE holes in cupcakes with wooden skewer.
  5. COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk and evaporated milk in a large bowl; stir well.
  6. SPOON about 1 teaspoon tres leches sauce over each cupcake. After sauce soaks in, top with whipped cream or icing.
  7. GARNISH with sliced strawberries, sprinkles and coconut flakes.
  8. DRIZZLE with leftover tres leches sauce.
Notes
  1. Toast the coconut flakes for extra crisp in each bite!
Adapted from La Lechera
Adapted from La Lechera
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Comments (7)

  • Really nice and creamy!

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  • This looks delicious. I will have to make this for my grandkids.

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  • Mmm!! This is my FAVORITE dessert!! Fun fact!! In a lot of supermarkets in Mexico, on Sundays they have a giant one out on a chilled metal slab and you help yourself!! Its really neat. Kinda germy but the best Ive ever had!! I will have to try this mini version 😉

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  • This looks so good my daughter would love it but we would have to go sanse coconut because we are allergic.

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  • Sounds delicious. I’m always looking for a new recipe during the holidays. These would be nice for a change.

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  • I’m gonna have to try these. They look yummy.

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  • I definitely want to try this recipe!

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